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se·bum

 (sē′bəm)
n.
The semifluid secretion of the sebaceous glands, consisting chiefly of fat, keratin, and cellular material.

[Latin sēbum, tallow.]

sebum

(ˈsiːbəm)
n
(Anatomy) the oily secretion of the sebaceous glands that acts as a lubricant for the hair and skin and provides some protection against bacteria
[C19: from New Latin, from Latin: tallow]

se•bum

(ˈsi bəm)

n.
the fatty secretion of the sebaceous glands.
[1700–10; < Latin sēbum tallow, grease]

se·bum

(sē′bəm)
The fatty substance secreted by the sebaceous glands in the skin of mammals. It protects and lubricates the skin and hair.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sebum - the oily secretion of the sebaceous glands; with perspiration it moistens and protects the skin
secretion - a functionally specialized substance (especially one that is not a waste) released from a gland or cell
smegma - a white secretion of the sebaceous glands of the foreskin
Translations

sebum

[ˈsiːbəm] Nsebo m

sebum

[ˈsiːbəm] nsébum m

sebum

nTalg m

sebum

[ˈsiːbəm] nsebo

se·bum

n. sebo, secreción espesa que segregan las glándulas sebáceas.

sebum

n sebo
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Doing a quick touchup will also zap away sebum and debris, prime causes of breakouts.